The Scottish Highlands


I am a lecturer pursueing theoretical and applied research at the intersection between data science, information systems and software engineering.

In my theoretical line of research, I develop novel data mining methods to analyze complex relational data from social, technical or biological systems. In a complementary applied line of research, I use these methods to develop information retrievel and recommender systems, improve the design of information systems, and better understand software engineering processes.

I have a background in computer science and mathematics and my interdiscipliary approach combines methods from computer science, statistics, network theory, and statistical physics. From my involvement in the design and implementation of the Event Monitoring System of the ATLAS detector at CERN, I have practical experience in the engineering of massive-scale, real-time data processing systems.

Since 2011, I enjoy researching and teaching at ETH Zürich at the Chair of Systems Design, headed by Prof. Dr. Dr. Frank Schweitzer.

In the summer semester 2016, I held a guest professorship in applied informatics at the AIFB Institute at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Since October 2014, I am also a Juniorfellow of the German Informatics Society (GI e.V.).

On this private webpage, you will primarily find information about my academic activities. Being a passionate amateur photographer and astrophotographer in my (sparse) free time, you will also find some of my photographic works in my photographic portfolio.